A armed CCW would have gave this store clerk a chance.The Fresno Bee
02/19/08 08:42:28
Noon: Fresno police announced late this morning that the security guard who was critically wounded Sunday night in a robbery at a mini-mart did not work at the store.

Police spokesman Jeff Cardinale said the guard, who was unarmed, was visiting the store clerk before going to work.

Cardinale said the guard was still listed in critical condition, and that an announcement of the identity of the dead store clerk was still pending word from the coroner's office.

Fresno police were still looking this morning for a robber who allegedly shot and killed a man Sunday night at a mini-mart and critically wounded another.

Police identified the dead man as the 19-year-old store clerk of the Primo Mini-Mart at the southwest corner of Shields and Sierra Vista avenues. The Fresno County Coroner's Office early today couldn't release his name pending notification of relatives.

Police identified the second shooting victim as the store's 45-year-old security guard. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition, but an updated report on his condition was not available early today.

Police recapped the robbery and shooting:

Officers were sent to the mini-mart just after 8:15 p.m. Monday.

According to witnesses, a male suspect entered the store while wearing a motorcycle helmet and asked for change. The suspect then revealed a gun and shot the store clerk and the security guard.

The suspect took money from the cash register and then left the store on a motorcycle heading west.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Detective Chris Serrano at (559) 621-2452 or Crimestoppers at (559) 498-7867.